John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield is widely regarded as one of the hardest-hitting Superstars in the history of WWE.
JBL accomplished a lot during his WWE career, from being a tag team wrestler alongside Ron ‘Faarooq’ Simmons as part of APA, to becoming WWE Champion in 2004, and later transitioning to becoming a commentator after his in-ring career ended.
But one of the main things JBL will be remembered for is his devastating ‘Clothesline From Hell’ finisher, which he recently revealed was given its name by a fellow WWE legend.
“Stone Cold Is The One That Named Clothesline From Hell” – JBL
JBL made his return to WWE last month, aligning himself with Baron Corbin in a managerial role on Monday Night Raw.
In a passing of the torch moment, JBL bestowed his old nickname onto Corbin, declaring the former NXT Superstar as the modern day ‘Wrestling God’ and moving his new associate away from his ‘Happy Corbin’ gimmick.
Bradshaw appeared alongside his new client on the latest episode of WWE’s The Bump and revealed that the origins of the ‘Clothesline From Hell’ name came from none other than ’Stone Cold’ Steve Austin:
“By the way, Stone Cold is the one that named the Clothesline From Hell. You can’t name your own move. You can’t give yourself a nickname. Yeah, Stone Cold…I hit somebody with a Clothesline one time in Europe, and I come back, Stone Cold said, ‘that’s not a Clothesline, that is a Clothesline From Hell,’ and it stuck from that point forward.”
At WrestleMania 38 in April, Steve Austin made his in-ring return after 19 years away from the squared circle, defeating Kevin Owens in a ‘No Holds Barred’ match on night one of the two-night event.
According to recent reports, Austin is believed to have been offered another match by WWE.
H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.